ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, will be showcasing its portfolio of solutions for the effective implementation of USB Type-C applications at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. USB Type-C is the rapidly emerging default industry-standard for wired smart and rapid charging and high-speed data transmission to support applications such as high definition video and augmented and virtual reality. The default USB 3.1 protocol is capable of achieving data rates of up to 10 Gbps, theoretically twice as fast as USB 3.0 – crucial to ensuring the viability of today’s always connected, feature packed, high use portable devices.
“At CES, we will demonstrate an integrated solution for wireless and smart charging through USB power delivery that includes intelligent charge controllers, port control ICs, data multiplexers, integrated re-drivers, high voltage protection switches, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection components,” said Matt Tyler, director of strategy and roadmaps for the digital and DC-DC division at ON Semiconductor. “This solution ensures high-speed data transfer and optimum signal integrity between the USB-Type C port and the application processor on products such as smart phones and tablets and highlights our ability to provide the majority of components, in a highly integrated solution.”
The company’s portfolio of USB Super Speed solutions includes a full data multiplexer the FUSB340TMX as well as small footprint USB single and dual-channel re-drivers, NB7VPQ701M and NB7VPQ702M supporting both USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) applications. They offer superior random jitter performance and can extend signal distances up to 36 inch of FR4 or 5 m of cable @ 5 Gbps. Increased system performance can be achieved by utilising ON Semiconductor’s re-drivers with integrated ESD to reduce count of physical board components and their associated losses. Parts are also available that integrate a common-mode-filter for EMI sensitive applications such as mobile phones where it is important to suppress system noise.
The FUSB301ATMX is quickly becoming the industry standard for USB Type-C port control. It is a fully autonomous solution that has been optimised for a wide range of applications. The FUSB301A is I2C addressable for multi-port applications and supports DFP, UFP, and DRP implementations. It is packaged in an ultra-thin TMLP with power consumption 10x lower than competitors in some cases.
Intelligent charge controllers include devices such as the company’s LC709501F highly-integrated single-chip power bank solution for next generation Li-Ion powered products. The device is able to determine what type of device is connected and automatically selects the fastest available method for charging. The solution offers a broad power and voltage / current output range with a maximum charge / discharge capability of up to 30W through simple FET selection.
A USB Type-C super speed wireless audio demonstration will showcase ON Semiconductor’s capabilities in this area at CES. The demo will show the super speed data transfer of a movie to a phone from a PC with wireless audio playback to a pair of battery powered speakers featuring ON Semiconductor’s PowerBank controller and the highest power density class D power amplifier currently available on the market. A mobile application processor will manage Bluetooth communications, time alignment between the two audio streams and the audio tuning functions.